Update: Smoke Keeps Bethel Students Indoors
Smoke in the air from Oregon wildfires will keep all Bethel students indoors on the first day of school Tuesday.
The school district will follow these guidelines shared by the Lane Regional Air Protection Authority (LRAPA):
LRAPA monitors the current air quality on an hourly basis on this web page, and Bethel School District will be checking the current air quality index regularly.
In addition, Bethel district nurses have a list of those students with pre-existing conditions who might be especially impacted by poor air quality, so even if the conditions improve slightly those students may be kept indoors for their own protection.
As always, parents need to make the final decision on whether to send their children to school.